Melons

Overall Rating:
         
4.5
 
 
Number of Reviews: 37

94.6% would recommend this item to a friend.

 
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Nickname:
eadgyd
Location:
Waterloo, IA, United States
Date:
September 11, 2019
          3.0
 
Honey dew.
Easy to Grow 4.5
EarlyMaturity 3.0
 

What are the pros? Cute and easy to grow

What are the cons? taste just like honey dew me

Review:

These were fun to grow. They didn’t produce like other reviewers have described, but did give me a few melons. They are adorable and tiny, but at least here in Iowa, they taste just like honey dew. Which I don’t like.. but there’s nothing wrong with them otherwise. Other squash family plants succumbed, but these showed not a spot of mildew.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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Nickname:
Pokie3inSanD
Location:
San Diego, CA, United States
Date:
August 23, 2019
          4.0
 
Sweeet
Easy to Grow 3.0
EarlyMaturity 3.5
 

What are the pros? Sweet, good flavor

What are the cons? Powdery mildew and bugs

Review:

I started these and they took off quickly. Unfortunately, the plants for covered with powdery mildew in no time. I ripped them out and started again. Double unfortunately, the new plants were just as affected. Fortunately, it stands up well to the bugs and powdery mildew. The plants don't look pretty but they sure are producing. I had a hard time telling when they were right. The key is to wait for the netting to start and it starts to turn color. The first one we ate fell off the vine on its own. The second one that looked ripe just about fell off at the lightest touch, smelling like a sweet honeydew. I would likely grow them again but will have them somewhere not so conspicuous.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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7 out of 7 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Joe
Location:
Gibsonia, PA, United States
Date:
January 22, 2019
          3.0
 
Delicious early melon
Easy to Grow 2.0
EarlyMaturity 4.0
 

What are the pros? Delicious

What are the cons? Finicky

Review:

I got these seeds as a sample with my first Baker Creek order a few years ago. The plants are relatively compact, set fruit early, and ripen well in southwestern PA. As others have noted, this variety does not like the heat and prefers to be outdoors rather than in a greenhouse, even at the northern end of climate zone 6. Like all melons, the vines need to be monitored closely for cucumber beetles and powdery mildew. There are short-season melons that have better disease resistance than this one, but for me, they all produced small, bitter-tasting fruit. If one desires fresh summer melon in the northeastern US, this variety has the finest flavor of any short-season melon I have grown so far. When ripe, the flesh is a pale golden color with green swirling at the rind. I would recommend growing this in a large container of fresh compost, mulched with straw on top of the soil to protect the roots and keep the leaves and fruit clean.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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4 out of 7 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
mason
Location:
dfw, TX, United States
Date:
October 17, 2018
          4.0
 
Update of 17 review
Easy to Grow 4.0
EarlyMaturity 2.5
 

What are the pros? Low maintenance, rapid growth

What are the cons? Bugs bother fruit constantly

Review:

Grew another few plants this year, and I would like to address fruiting in actual high sustained temperatures (sorry yankees! 85f is "cool" down here). This plant will not fruit in Texas heat very well at all. It will bloom fairly profusely and create many small fruits, but they all tend to just evaporate if your days are constantly 90-100 degrees. Nearing late fall, when temps average 75-95, fruiting occurs much more readily, with flowers coming in waves. This season has seen a lot of rain which will cause them to split like many melons, and I have also noticed bugs of all kinds will scab the melons up and get inside if you don't rotate or spray the fruit. I imagine a mild texas winter would see fruit production through feb/march, later if you consider how errant our weather can be. I plan on seeding part of the pasture with seeds collected from these melons, each one yields probably 75-125 viable seeds. They'll probably do poorly but you'll never know 'till you try!

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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4 out of 4 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Swils468
Location:
Chicagoland, IL, United States
Date:
September 16, 2018
          2.0
 
No thank you
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 0.0
 

What are the pros? Pretty vines & flowers

What are the cons? The melon!

Review:

I had such high hopes for these! Very pretty vines with nice small leaves and little yellow flowers; two plants covered a large area in no time flat! The bees loved them and very quickly we had 10 melons growing! Left to mature, I waited and waited until I couldn't wait any longer. Once the netting pattern started to show, I cut a test one. Definitely unripe, with green interior, much more like a cucumber, but no flavor. So I waited until I got more yellow skin (and the bugs started to munch on the exterior). These were definitely ripe (tons of juice and very soft flesh), but just not a good flavor. No sweetness and a huge disappointment. I even waited until some got almost red flesh, but the same result. I boiled down the ripest ones to make a sort of melon applesauce with ginger and sugar so I didn't waste a crop. I may just pick the rest unripe ones to pickle like cucumbers. These were a bust for me.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? No

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